Skip to comments.Lugar fallout: GOP senators fret about '14
Posted on 05/09/2012 2:44:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Theres a new rule in American politics: Republican senators and Senate hopefuls who are too close to Washington and show streaks of moderation are toast or most certainly poised for a grilling of their lifetime...
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I can tell you this. When either one of my Georgia Senators comes up for a primary, I will vote for the other contender if there is one. I cannot in good conscience vote for either of them again.
, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, assessing Lugars problems.
And own a house, he added.
.....it won’t be enough for you Graham.
Fox and Friends just finsihed with former NJ senator Tom Bradley, lamenting the ‘death of compromise’ and blaming the Tea party. These people make me ill.
Do they not remember what started this? President “We won, Eric”, Nancy Pelosi running her side roughshod over the opposition on that frikking healthcare bill and completely shutting Republicans out of any discussions, all while the so called ‘compromisers’ on our side were in a collective ‘oh dear’ sigh, lamenting the “tone” in Washington?
All the Tea Party did was run and elect candidates that will bring the fight right back to their doorstep with a loud and clear “NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL” The hell with the permanent political class.
“Once enough Tea Party candidates win I hope a move is made for term limits. “
Absolutely correct!!, If we did not get term limits enacted we are doomed. A 30 year career in politics is NOT what the Founders intended.
Goes to show that the TP movement is NOT DEAD.
Unfortunately, Thad is a senator-for-life in the mode of James Eastland and John Stennis. The GOP in Mississippi is very conserative—heck, the few remaining conservative Democrats are in the Magnolia State, too.
But the Mississippi Republican Party is also clubby, with an established pecking order. I just don’t see anyone trying to push Thad aside, given his role as an elder statesman and one of the first Republicans elected to public office in the 20th Century.
If someone were smart, they’d fire Dan Jones, the idiot chancellor of the University of Mississippi and replace him with Thad. The job carries enough money and prestige to attract Mr Cochran’s interest; he has the Washington ties that colleges/universities value and he’d be a much better leader than Dan Jones.
As the GOP grows in MS, it is developing a deep and talented bench. But as long as Thad, Roger Wicker and others hang around, there’s no place for them to go.
Once enough Tea Party candidates win I hope a move is made for term limits.
Absolutely correct!!, If we did do not get term limits enacted we are doomed. A 30 year career in politics is NOT what the Founders intended.
CORECTION DO not DID
Mark Twain once said that a lawyer is nothing more than a paid liar. Look at the vast majority of elected officials we have in office.-—nuff said.
According to the MSM, all Democrat are moderate. You'll often hear of the "extreme right-wing" Republican, but you'll never hear or read of the "extreme left-wing" Democrat.
It was Zell.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.
What about the Dem who wanted to shoot Chris Matthews. Forget his name.
My take on these matters is those elected officials who worship at the alter of compromise are more enamoured with the process than with the substantive issues. Large numbers of voters long for candidates who have well defined principles and are willing to take the heat for abiding by their principles. These feelings may not be explicitly articulated, but if you carefully listen to when the average person is given the opportunity to express his or her views it is clear they what principled leaders.
The fact that anyone would be able to be in office 40 years pisses me off...Just look at the three pictures in the article. Those old bastards should have been put out to pasture about three million dollars ago.
That would have been impossible because there is no such thing as "the TEA party".
There are TEA parties all over the USA , I think there are 40+ registered TEA parties and ten of thousands of divergent members with no real connections, other than a set of common ideas.
I go to TEA party rallies in WPA and we have no real national ties, which is why it is almost impossible for the lefty crazies to defeat us.
We have no single spokesman or leader. It's just us.
John Kerry Laments Dick....John Kerry Lame Dick. There, fixed it.
No, the GOPe rigged it. Mittens never won the majority only the plurality of primary votes.
Right you are! This mess didn’t happen overnight and it will take more than a few voting cycles to correct our course, but staying on course is a must. We are
not astroturf, but rather deep rooted in our thinking and stamina. The Tea Party is alive and well.
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